Many of us dream of having perfect skin, but actually achieving it – and maintaining it – can be tricky. There are so many factors that affect our skin, including stress, genetics, sun exposure, climate, diet, hormones, and much more. When your skin is stressed, you may notice it doesn’t have that “glow” and may even appear dry and irritated. Luckily, there are products you can use to soothe stressed skin. Here’s what to do!
What’s causing your skin to be stressed?
When you’re stressed out, your body releases hormones that travel through the bloodstream and affect your skin. For example, stress can increase your body’s production of the stress hormone cortisol, which may cause your skin to produce more oil, leading to clogged pores and breakouts. While the best way to improve the appearance of stressed skin is to reduce or eliminate the stressors in your life to reduce the amount of stress you experience, using specific skin care products can also help.
Signs your skin is stressed & what to do about it
Stress can affect your skin in several ways, from causing pimples to pop up to making your skin appear dull to making your eyes look tired and more. Here are some signs of stressed skin and the products you can use to ease the symptoms.
As we’ve mentioned, stress can cause an increase in your body’s production of cortisol, which leads to increased oil production. This oil, along with dead skin cells and bacteria, can clog your pores, leading to acne. Even people who don’t typically have acne-prone skin may experience the occasional pimple due to stress.
To help prevent clogged pores and pimples, wash your face with a gentle cleanser. We recommend our Facial Cleanser or Clay Cleansing Bar. The Facial Cleanser nourishes your skin with minerals and pure ingredients for cleaner, healthier, more radiant skin. The Clay Cleansing Bar has natural exfoliating properties to slough away dead skin cells plus orange essential oil to soothe irritated and acne-prone skin.
Is your face feeling more irritated than normal? Perhaps you’re experiencing redness, itching, and even hives. Stress can cause these reactions in your skin, leading to discomfort. Relieve irritation with help from our Clay Mineral Mask. It pushes nutrients deep into your skin’s dermal layers to nourish, detoxify, and renew your skin. In addition to containing rare Earth mineral clay, this mask is made with aloe vera, which is known for its healing properties on psoriasis, rosacea, eczema, acne, and more. It also has bladderwrack seaweed to increase your skin’s collagen and olive oil to promote a smooth, radiant complexion.
Signs of aging
The stress hormone cortisol can cause more than just acne. It has been linked to breaking down your skin’s elastin and collagen, which can cause wrinkles to form and your skin to start sagging. To help reduce the signs of aging and encourage a youthful appearance, try using our Facial Firming Cream. The formula contains a vegan skin-tightening peptide complex that helps restore the matrix responsible for holding the skin together. This results in a more youthful appearance. The peptide complex contains organic cereal grasses, which act as skin-firming agents to preserve skin elasticity; bladderwrack seaweed, which has fucoidan to increase collagen and elasticity in the skin; horseradish root to lighten skin discoloration and remove blemishes and spots; and grapeseed oil, which helps protect the skin from free radicals, moisturizes the skin, and minimizes wrinkles and fine lines.
Who doesn’t love the idea of having glowing skin? Unfortunately, stress can cause skin to lose that glow and appear dull. To help your skin look its best, try our Radiant C Serum - AM Treatment. This vitamin C serum penetrates skin to brighten your skin, smooth fine lines, and give you a more radiant complexion. In addition to containing citrus fruits, which help reduce inflammation and even out skin tone, this serum includes L-ascorbic acid, a potent antioxidant that helps reduce the signs of aging; organic aloe vera gel, which brightens the skin and improves skin conditions like acne, sunburn, eczema, and more; organic purple sweet potatoes, which brighten and moisturize the skin; and jojoba oil, a wax ester that may help balance your skin’s oil production.
Dry, dehydrated skin
Ever notice that your skin tends to feel dryer than usual when you’re stressed? That’s because stress may negatively affect your skin’s ability to retain water and heal itself, and dehydrated skin may appear less plump than usual. To hydrate your skin, we suggest using our AM Moisturizer, PM Moisturizer, and Hydrating Mist. Our AM Moisturizer offers hydration and sun protection to hydrate even the driest complexions, reduce lines and wrinkles, and make your skin appear visibly smoother. Our PM Moisturizer is a great overnight cream that hydrates your skin and improves its radiance. Our Hydrating Mist is a light moisturizing mist that nourishes, brightens, and tones your skin.
Puffy eyes and dark circles
It’s not fun to feel stressed, and it’sdefinitely not fun to feeland look stressed. Experiencing stress can cause dark circles under your eyes as well as puffiness, making your eyes look tired. Refresh tired-looking eyes with our Eye Renewal Cream. It lightens dark circles while lifting and toning the delicate skin around your eyes. It also reduces puffiness and smooths fine lines. This cream is made with a bio-extracted, citrus flavonoid-peptide complex derived from organic food sources. The complex helps enhance your skin’s health and makes it appear more youthful. The cream also contains aloe vera, which is often used to help heal acne, sunburn, wrinkles, and more while preventing scarring and reducing the appearance of aging.
Soothe stressed skin with products from Natural Radiant Life
Everyone deserves healthy, glowing skin. If your skin is stressed and not looking its best, soothe it with proprietary products from Natural Radiant Life. Each of our skincare products is made with 100% pure and natural whole foods to feed skin on the cellular level and improve skin’s health and appearance. Click here to learn more and shop our products.